“KNOWLEDGE SHALL INCREASE:” AN INTERPRETATION OF DANIEL 12:4
There are both textual and semantic difficulties in Dan 12:4, resulting in different scholarly interpretations. Besides scholarly discussions on text and semantics, the verse has been understood by many to predict the increase in scientific knowledge. This article investigates the contextual meaning of the verse through exegetical analysis. Considering genre, context, and language in Dan 12, the article suggests that ’knowledge’ in v. 4 is prophetic knowledge rather than scientific knowledge. It is this knowledge which shall increase at the time of the end when the sealed portions of the prophecy get unsealed.